Across Canada, there are now 5.8 million people like Joanne who often face a tough choice between buying food and paying for rent, medication and other necessities. Where do you go to when the grocery list is long, but funds are short?
Roasted Balsamic Beets
In this recipe, by McCormick Gourmet and Chef Juriaan Snellen, this delicious roasted beet recipe brings out the sweetness of the beets with a delicious balsamic glaze, resulting in a perfect blend of sweet and sour flavours.
Nutrition: An Underrated Factor in Food Insecurity
Access to food is a human right, not a privilege. The biggest challenge? Canadians need healthy food choices to be the easiest, most accessible, and most affordable choice.
Heartwarming thank you messages from non-profit partners
To warm your heart this challenging, yet hopeful holiday season, here are thank you notes from Canadians who received rescued food donations this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, 4.3 million Canadians got the nourishment they needed from Second Harvest in 2022.
6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes
Looking for fun and festive, yet meaningful holiday employee engagement ideas? Get into the winter holiday spirit this year by giving back, volunteering, donating, and supporting good causes together as a team.
Julie Miguel & TwoMomsInMotion at Second Harvest
This past month, as a part of a current Ziploc campaign Food Rescue fundraisers, the Second Harvest warehouse was visited by influencers Julie Miguel and Twomomsinmotion. Check out this exciting update.
Holiday Stuffing Muffins
This delicious recipe was supplied by the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs for the Second Harvest Cookbook which featured 70 recipes from our network of over 500 partner agencies. All recipes feature a dish that was prepared using fresh rescued food that they received from Second Harvest and our food donor partners.
Philanthropic cultures: Danone Canada’s partnership with Second Harvest
Food waste is extremely prevalent in our society and many organizations and brands are increasingly looking to find new ways to reduce waste and promote sustainable food systems with their platforms.
Donor Advised Funds and Second Harvest
Are you passionate about a future with No Waste and No Hunger? In recent years, donors like you have turned to Donor Advised Funds to make giving to charities you care about easier, and more manageable!
Partners in action: Working together to make lasting change
Relationships are an ever-changing and nuanced dynamic in all facets of life. Loyalty is earned, both ways, through time and hard work and travelling together in one common direction. Read on about the long-term partnership between Second Harvest and Purolator.
Heart, Muscle & Spirit Shine Bright at the 2022 Hero Truck Pull Challenge
What does it take to pull a 15,000 pound food delivery truck across Nathan Phillips Square? A little muscle, a lot of heart, and a good pair of shoes!
Zero-Waste Pumpkin Recipes: From Soup to Seed Pesto
In keeping with our zero-waste efforts, we’re featuring three pumpkin and squash recipes that can be combined altogether for a delicious roasted pumpkin with seed pesto soup or made separately. Every part is used and nothing is wasted.
Donor Spotlight: Paul Massey
For Torontonian Paul Massey, who experienced poverty and food insecurity in his youth and now is a successful businessman in Toronto, there was no better place to offer his volunteer support and to give back with philanthropic efforts, than Second Harvest.
Feeding Our Future Tackles Summer Hunger for Kids in the GTA
If millions of Canadian children and youth rely on school nutrition programs during the school year, who feeds them healthy meals in the summer?
AUTUMN RECIPE: Chicken Stock
With autumn on the horizon, it’s time to start wearing sweaters, drinking apple cider and of course, making soups and stews! A good chicken stock recipe is an incredibly versatile base that can be used as a launching pad for so many hearty meals at this time of year.
Planting Seeds for the Future of Food Rescue
In February 2022 we said goodbye to our old office and moved into our new home. In only a few months since we moved to our new facility, which offers 5,000 square feet of fridge and freezer space, we are already on track to rescue and redistribute more delicious surplus food than ever, and we’re only getting started.
Peach Perfection Iced Tea
The sun is beating down, cicadas are buzzing, the smell of fresh-cut grass fills the air. On a hot August afternoon, it’s easy to find a reason to relax in the shade with a cold drink! This peach and honey iced tea recipe leverages seasonal farm-fresh ingredients, is easy to assemble and tastes like summer.
From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far
Our work is far from done, but when it comes to food rescue and hunger relief, we’re proud to support such a generous and helpful community from coast to coast to coast across Canada. Here are stories of hope that shine a light on the crucial work that’s happening in every province and territory.
Partnership Spotlight: Sobeys & the Food Rescue App
Sobeys has been one of Second Harvest’s major food donor partners, with many of their stores embracing the food rescue program that supports thousands of communities across the country. See the full story of this incredible partnership.
BE A HERO: Pull a Truck & Change Lives
The countdown is on and registration is now open! There are exciting things happening this summer and getting ready for Truck Pull is one of them. Set some goals, complete some challenges, have some fun, and fundraise for the fight against food insecurity.